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With Earlier Release, Teachers Can Discuss Test Questions

Monday, June 29, 2015

WNYC
Teachers in New York State will have a little more freedom to talk about standardized test questions and answers, following legislation approved last week.
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Summer Beckons; NYC Students Call It a Wrap

Friday, June 26, 2015

Another school year comes to an end, the first one entirely under the watch of the de Blasio administration which sought to put its own stamp on the massive system. 
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Farina's 5 Things To Do This Summer

Friday, June 26, 2015

New York City's chancellor wants to make sure students take advantage of all the free things the city has to offer this summer, from parks to museums. And, most of all, to keep reading!
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Community Schools to Offer Free Vision Screenings and Glasses

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WNYC
The city is spending $10 million to expand free vision screenings in schools and will also provide free glasses to children through a collaboration with the local company Warby Parker.
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Local Efforts Underway to Integrate NYC Schools Start Small

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A look at grassroots efforts to counter segregation in the New York City schools.
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Report: Many NY Schools Fail to Protect Transgender Students

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The New York Civil Liberties Union says that too many schools are out of compliance with the Dignity Act, which prohibits discrimination based on gender or gender expression.   
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Final PEP Meeting of the School Year Short and (Relatively) Sweet

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Members of the New York City education policy panel approved spending plans and another set of contracts.
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Newest School Holiday: Lunar New Year

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New York City has become the second city in the country to recognize the Lunar New Year as an official school holiday. The change will go into effect next year, the year of the monkey.
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New York City Budget Includes Expanded Breakfast for Students, More P.E. Teachers

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WNYC
Elementary schools will allow breakfast in the classrooms, principals can hire more physical education teachers and so-called Renewal schools will get more funds to help them improve. 
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Hip Hop Therapy Boosts Attendance at Bronx High School

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A newly installed recording studio has lured students to stay in school, partly because it's an outlet for emotions that otherwise don't have a place in the classroom.
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Drama Helps English Learners Tackle Common Core Readings

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

For students with little English, theater offers an cool way to teach complex stories with difficult text structures. Making it fun and using props also help.
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When Research Projects Replace State Tests

Monday, June 22, 2015

WNYC
While thousands of teens are slogging their way through state tests required for graduation, a few dozen schools get a pass. Is their approach a glimpse into the future? 
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How Much Learning Actually Happens in June?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hands-on projects, parties, homework, movies. What students get out of school in these last few weeks varies. Share your June stories with us.
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OPINION: City's 'Talk to Your Baby' Message Is Not Enough

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“If you’re telling them to talk to their child in the grocery store when nobody talked to them in the grocery store, they aren’t going to know how to do that,” says one child advocate.
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New Study Shows Gaps in Translation Services for City Parents

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

More than half the parents surveyed had trouble accessing interpreters for non-English speakers.
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Chancellor Merges Two Sets of Struggling Schools

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WNYC
Two more sets of low performing schools will be consolidated, as New York City's Chancellor Carmen Fariña demonstrates that she isn't wedded to saving every school that struggles.
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As Pre-K Expands, Early Child Care Gets Squeezed

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WNYC
New York City has hundreds of child care centers serving infants through four-year-olds. They've been struggling because they don't get enough money from the city and rents are rising.
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NYC Students Rate Their Teachers in First-Ever Citywide Survey

Monday, June 15, 2015

Part of a pilot program in New York City public schools, the student feedback was supposed to count in teachers' evaluations next year but now that's not so clear.    
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City Offers Summer 'Bootcamp' for Aspiring CTE Teachers

Thursday, June 11, 2015

WNYC
New York City teachers can use the break to get certified in graphic arts software and the latest automotive tools.
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Students Win Sci-Fi Writing Award

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Stories about cyborgs and a mad scientist who patents a muscle enhancer won two New York City students tickets to a conference on the future.   
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